Karja Catherine Church

KARJA KIRIK, Linnaka küla, Saaremaa vald, Saare maakond

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Karja church was built in the beginning of 14th century. The church has retained almost unchanged its initial shape. The church is one-naved and doesn't have bell tower. On top of the altar are extant paganish magic ceiling signs that were painted during construction.
In the design of the church You will mostly see elements of early and high Gothic that are combined with some roman lines. Interesting to know: Karja church is one of the richest of sculptures in the whole Northern Europe. The arcs of the church exceed the height of the walls two times. Karja church is the smallest church on Saaremaa.

Times and prices

Monday–saturday: 10:30 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

  • Adult:


    0.5 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

Features and amenities
Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating


This was the highlight of our Saaremaa visit

Unbelievable hidden gem, I don' t know why doesn't it show higher in rankings for Saaremaa Make sure you take the English leaflet at the entrance to see what you should be looking for, it was one of...



Highlight of our Saarema visit

This church dates back from the 12th/13th century and is quite unique as to its architecture and interior/exterior symbols. Definitely recommend purchasing the well-written brochure (5 EUR) which...



i like it very much

So big so old in the middle of now where very impressive the way it stand there and the way the light get in i was impresse

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